Two Toledo, Ohio-area pastors were arrested by the FBI early Friday morning on charges of sex trafficking of children.
In a release, the FBI Cleveland Division said Cordell Jenkins, 46, and Anthony Haynes, 37, were both arrested at their homes. Investigators say Jenkins and Haynes were “knowingly recruiting, enticing, harboring, transporting, providing, or obtaining a person (s)” that they knew was under 18 to “engage in commercial sex acts.”
The Toledo Blade reports Jenkins is the founder and pastor at Abundant Life Ministries in the city of Toledo. Local TV stations have also identified Anthony Haynes as a pastor at Greater Life Christian Center in Toledo.
Both men are facing charges of sexual exploitation of children. Haynes is also charged with obstruction of justice. They were both scheduled to appear in federal court Friday afternoon.
The FBI began an investigation after getting information a few weeks ago, the Toledo Blade reports.
Source: ABC 6